Author Archives: Billy Ferguson

About Billy Ferguson

I am a Junior film and video studies major. This is my 5th semester at the Fourth Estate. I started as Graphics Editor as a freshman. Last year, I was the Art Director. Currently, I am the Online Director of the organization. This means that I coordinate the multimedia and social sections of Fourth Estate and manage the website.

Hannibal Buress Performs at Mason

Buress cracks up audience BY ELWAFIR SALIH, STAFF WRITER Comedian Hannibal Buress performed for a packed audience in Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 1. The show was hosted by Student Involvement, and was open to Mason students…

George Mason University Korea is Being Born Anew

BY YOUNGSEO PARK, REPORTER George Mason University Korea is busy saying farewell to autumn with an overall building renovation. Walls, tables, and chairs in global lounge are being relocated and now the “Marvel Lounge,” once on the first floor, is…

Unique Coffee Culture in South Korea

BY YA-EN SIE, REPORTER In South Korea, a cup of coffee is more than a drink, it is a part of people’s life culture. Despite the bitter taste of coffee, each cup of it carries different meanings to different people. “A…

Sexual violence against women is rampant in North Korea

BY SANGWON LEE, REPORTER Human Rights Watch (HRW), a US-based international NGO that investigates human rights issues worldwide, released a report titled “You Cry at Night but Don’t Know Why” to divulge the rampant practices of sexual violence in North…

Su-neung: The Day South Korea Falls Silent

BY HAEUN CHOI, REPORTER On a special Thursday in November, South Korea stops. Airplanes do not depart, most of the workforce’s call times are delayed, and traffic is non-existent in busy cities. The only ones who are moving around are…

Individual Actions Can Save the Planet

BY SARA BABCOCK, CONTRIBUTOR In early October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report stating that we have 12 years until the global temperature of our planet will be 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. Even a half…

“Paying Amazon is a Bad Idea”

BY JACE WHITE The news that Amazon will be bringing half of its new headquarters to Northern Virginia was met with enthusiasm by those who stand to gain from the company’s move. From the standpoint of the economy as a whole,…